The fear of shortening the range of electric cars has prevented them from buying because consumers believe they will not meet their needs. However, advances in electric vehicle technology – especially in the area of battery power – have been gradually weakened by consumer resistance; electric cars are now A few miles of long flight requirements for more than one in three drivers and up to 300 miles.
Research conducted by DrivingElectric.com, a consumer advice site for electric vehicles, shows that 37 percent of motorists refer to a distance of up to 300 miles as the range that would encourage them to buy a pure electric vehicle (ie not a hybrid car that also includes a motor) Traditional gasoline).
Now, cars such as the Hyundai-Kona long-range electric cars – which can cover 292 miles – are located just eight miles away from the most common figure for the aspirations of most consumers.
Improvements in technology are faster than many motorists realize, meaning that many do not know that their long-term requirements for an electric car battery have already been met.
DrivingElectric.com asked more than 250 drivers, who wanted to buy a full electric car, to find out how far they would be tempted to buy one. The sudden conclusion was that 37 per cent did not expect the equivalent range of the internal combustion engine in the fuel tank or diesel, From that, they cited a range of 50 to 300 miles on one electric charge, which means that the required range has already been met by some major electric vehicles.
Almost one out of every ten people who may be EV users can be already tempted by other car models, because they only demand up to 150 miles – which means that a car like Volkswagen e-Golf is sufficient.
Twenty-eight per cent of other drivers demanded up to 400 miles in one shipment, a figure widely expected to be reached through new models of vehicles being developed.
The remaining 35 per cent of motorists will wait longer to meet their expectations, ranging from 400 to 1,000 miles – but one day may be achieved.
"With a focus on the concern of the range, we were surprised that many of the drivers' expectations were very close to what was already available to them," said Vicky Barrot, associate editor of DrivingElectric.com. "However, the match between expectations and reality is good news for those drivers who were Waiting for a moment to meet these cars for their needs. "
DrivingElectric.com reported that the total mileage covered by most drivers in a normal week, including travel for leisure, entertainment, shopping, schools, and mobility, falls within the published ranges of the latest generation of electric vehicles.
"When you look at the fact that most people will be able to cover most of their weekly miles with a single battery charge and combine it with the range they are considering and that would tempt them to buy the electric car, it looks like good news for this market," Barrot said.
However, electric cars represent only a small percentage of new car sales in Britain – about 14,000 of the 2.4 million units of battery-powered models, with cars such as Nissan Leaf Renault Zoe, BMW i3 and Jaguar iPace.
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